I said to my friend the other day that I would bring some of my dairy free healthy homemade chocolate around to her house.  And I started out with the best intentions.  BUT, then the coconut oil and tahini failed me.  Or I failed them, whatever.  I ran out of my KEY INGREDIENTS!

But guess what, it was totally awesome.  Because look what I made instead!

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These raw chocolate berry bliss balls were an accident.  A total non-intentional creation that started out as dairy free chocolate.   And this is also where I should probably tell you something about me.  I am terrible at following recipes.  Which is why I stumble across these awesome healthified recipes that I share with you all on Pretty Wee Things.

I don’t go “today I’m going to create a master piece and it’s going to go exactly like this…”.  I go “oh, that sounds yummy, but I don’t actually have any of the ingredients.  Oh well, I’m sure it will work out”.  Which is strange, considering I am a bit of a control freak.

It doesn’t always work out, FYI.  There have been fails, lots and lots of fails.  Like these cupcakes…I know…cover your eyes…how am I even a food blogger.

But there have also been some total successes that I keep coming back to, like this amazing raw caramel slice, my trusty original bliss balls, and oats, oats and more oats.

So, these raw chocolate berry bliss balls.  They are good.  My friend said, and I quote “OMG I’m addicted”.  They are pretty good, and being dairy free, gluten free and refined sugar free they are totally healthy too 🙂

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Raw chocolate berry bliss balls
raw chocolate berry bliss balls, perfect for snacking and dessert
  • 2 medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp hulled tahini
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 4 + heaped tbsp coconut flakes (use more if they are too sticky)
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 4 freeze dried strawberries, chopped (or your favourite dried fruit, finely chopped) - cranberries would work well too
  1. Using a food processor or blender, add the dates, coconut oil, tahini, cacao powder and coconut flakes and process on high until well combined;
  2. If the mixture is looking a little sticky add another heaped tbsp coconut flakes and process until smooth;
  3. Once well combined, add the chopped strawberries and gently mix with a spoon;
  4. Roll into balls and dust with desiccated coconut;
  5. Set in the fridge.
  6. These can be stored at room temperature or in the fridge/freezer. They will keep in the freezer for about 4 weeks.
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Do you throw your recipes together and hope for the best, or do you measure out everything and ensure success?

12 Responses
  1. Hahaha! Those cupcakes are pretty funny! But hey we’ve all had our moments.
    Now these bliss balls, they look amazing! You had me at chocolate and berry. Have a great weekend 🙂

  2. Oh wow, I do love a healthy, addictive treat, makes up for the not so healthy ones I consume!
    Food blogging wouldn’t be complete without a few fails here and there, I love how you turned this fail into a complete success.
    Thanks for linking up some Fabulous Foodie Friday deliciousness lovely lady! xx